The 2016 Spring Migration Count has concluded and ran from Mar 1st to Apr 22nd with observers at the Mount Lorette site daily. This was the 24th consecutive year of vigilant recording. We thank all the sites’ principle observers and assistants in their daily viewing and reporting, a recognition to Cliff Hansen with organizing the count, and Peter Sherrington in receiving all the data and tirelessly producing the daily updates of the count. A complete analysis and presentation will be forthcoming of this Spring’s count. Should any public members be interested in learning more of the count and speaking with observers, RMERF will have an outreach booth April 23 (with Peter Sherrington) in supporting the Alberta Wilderness Association’s 25th Anniversary Tower Climb, 9:00 to 1:00. Please drop by to say hello.
FINAL COUNT SUMMARY: Blog Date: Apr 22, Days:
52, Hours: 635, Golden Eagles: 2542, Total Raptors: 2865
DETAILS PAGE: Mount Lorette Raptor Count, 2016 Spring
This years 25th anniversary AWA Tower Climb yet again was a great success! See a photo of our booth – volunteering was Heinz Unger, Claire Bourret, not visible: Ruth Morrow and Samantha Kirkpatrick. Click for a larger image…
Casino Fundraiser Sept 14/15th 2015
A huge thanks to the volunteers in helping at the RMERF casino on Monday and Tuesday on behalf of the Board of Directors
Article of interest
Calgary Is Awesome – The Eagle Highway by Tyler Dixon | October 17, 2014
RMERF took part in promoting Eagle awareness and research to students and other participants at this years Mayor’s Environmental Expo at Calgary City hall. Click for detailed view.
A reminder that the International Migratory Bird Day is May 10
Come to learn about migration and conservation, and enjoy the renewing Inglewood Bird Sanctuary with nature games, crafts and guided tours. Join RMERF volunteers; bring the family to enjoy this international celebration dedicated to migratory birds and their habitats. More information here.
RMERF participated at the 24th annual Alberta Wilderness Association Tower Climb held Saturday April 18th, 2015, one of the booths of the Wild Alberta Expo, held as an opportunity to educate and create awareness of our environment and have citizens learn, participate, and take action. Thanks to intern student Samantha Kirkpatrick, and Heinz Unger and Claire Bourret. Also during the closing ceremony of the Tower Climb, Ian Sherrington, on behalf of the Sherrington family, presented the Barbara Sherrington Memorial Prize for the most outstanding display in the Wild Alberta Expo in memory of Barbara Sherrington, a wonderful school teacher and dear friend and supporter of AWA. The displays were judged based on a number of elements including: visual attractiveness; level of interest; opportunity for interaction; engagement of the public and staff; and volunteer knowledge of their programs and/or products. Access Alberta Wilderness Association’s website at climbforwilderness.ca
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